|June 21, 2012
From left: Co-chair Daniel Hilferty; 2012 Honorees: William P. Hankowsky, Harold T. Epps, William R. Sasso and Christopher Cashman; and co-chair Kevin Boyle.
Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso was honored at the 2012 Father of the Year Awards on June 7 in Philadelphia. Stradley Ronon Business Department Chair Kevin Boyle co-chaired this year’s annual dinner along with Daniel J. Hilferty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross. The awards, presented by the American Diabetes Association and the Greater Philadelphia Father’s Day Council, recognized exceptional fathers who have demonstrated success in business and in the community while also being exemplary role models for their children. This year’s honorees also included:
- Christopher Cashman, Executive Vice President & President of Commercial Markets, Independence Blue Cross
- Harold T. Epps, President & CEO, PRWT Services
- William P. Hankowsky, President & CEO, Liberty Property Trust
“Bill Sasso’s leadership in the community has been both consistent and impactful,” said Rena Cozart, Executive Director of the ADA Philadelphia Chapter. “We are so pleased to be able to honor him and the other fathers for their work in building their businesses, supporting their communities, and raising their families. The involvement of business leaders like Bill will be critical to increasing awareness of and response to the pandemic of diabetes that our country currently faces.”
Sasso has served as chairman of Stradley Ronon’s 200-plus-attorney firm since 1994. In addition, he is widely recognized for his civic accomplishments, including serving as former chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors; as a member of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau board and executive committee; a trustee of his alma mater LaSalle University; and as a trustee of Leo Niessen Jr. Charitable Foundation.
As chair of the firm’s business department, Boyle is responsible for the oversight and management of more than 60 business attorneys in the firm’s seven offices. He also serves on the firm’s board of directors, management committee and is the firm’s chief financial partner.
Founded in 1940, The American Diabetes Association fights against the deadly consequences of diabetes and for those affected by the disease. The money raised from the Father of the Year Awards supports the advocacy, research and information initiatives of the American Diabetes Association. For more information please visit www.diabetes.org.